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[mom] /mɒm/
noun, Informal.
mother1 .
Origin of mom
short for momma


middle of month. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Maybe they would have radio communication after they got there and he would call back and say, Hello, mom!

    Zero Hour Alexander Blade
  • There was a new path which maybe Tom had scooped for his mom so she could get the mail.

  • mom, I hate to think of that little thing getting into this fix just for my model.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • When our young ones ask us: "Pop, what did you say to mom when you courted her?"

    Back Home Eugene Wood
  • Me, I got it in my head that mebbe somebody would remember pa and mom in Darrowtown, and would give me a chance.

British Dictionary definitions for mom


(mainly US & Canadian) an informal word for mother1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for mom

1867, American English, perhaps a shortening of mommy; also see mamma. Adjectival phrase mom and pop dates from 1951.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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middle of month
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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